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Providence RN – Mechanical Heart Coordinator in Spokane, Washington


Providence is calling a Registered Nurse - Mechanical Heart Coordinator ( Pshi Adv Heart Disease And Txp , Days, 1.0 FTE) to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, Washington. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all - especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

In this position you will:

  • Have responsibility for assignments involving technical and clinical support to include ventricular assist device preparation, device readiness, implant period management, device monitoring, post implant analysis and clinical training.

  • Share 24-hour responsibility for mechanical heart follow-up, including coordination of hospital admissions and monitoring clinical progress.

  • Actively participate in all Mechanical Heart Implants, Temporary Devices (excluding Impella CP) and procedures requiring sedation for this patient population.

  • Facilitate patient care through clinic held 5 days a week.

  • Travel/participate in outreach and clinics both locally and in the PNW.

  • Effectively use selection committee as an opportunity for care conference regarding difficult cases.

  • Provide professional, peer and patient education and participate in the development of patient education programs.

  • Assess patient and family for level of understanding and ability to learn.

  • Maintain timely and effective communications within and outside of Sacred Heart systems and monitors patient progress for appropriate intervention.

  • Accurately maintain patient chart with current medical data and assesses patient compliance.

  • Monitor admissions to hospital, perform inpatient rounds, review chart, collect pertinent data, and identify issues that may affect patient care, to include discharge planning.

  • Provide clinical and technical support to MDs and RNs in the operating room during VAD implant. Able to provide emergent evaluation and resolution of problems while in the O.R.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in the state of Washington.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing or a related field.

  • 2 years recent experience in critical care/transplant nursing.

  • Recent nursing experience in cardiac critical care or cardiac step-down

  • 2 years caring for mechanical heart patients or exposure to this population.

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children’s Hospital has a commanding presence in Spokane, Washington and is a beacon of hope and healing for patients throughout the region. We have over 600 beds and are chosen by people from across the state for the da Vinci surgical robotic for heart surgery and parents from all over the Inland Northwest who have children with life-threatening conditions know they’ll find the care and comfort they need at Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital.

For information on our comprehensive range of benefits, visit:

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Nursing - Other

Location: Washington-Spokane

Req ID: 273329